Calvin Harris went on a Twitter rant earlier today after BBC News Beat posted a story claiming the DJ plays prerecorded sets. The story asks the rhetorical question: do DJs just press play, rather than performing? They interviewed multiple EDM stars to gather reaction, but this quote in particular seemed to set Harris off:
Calvin Harris has followed in the footsteps of David Guetta and Skrillex in stepping into the DJ super league in recent years, via collaborations with everyone from Rihanna to Florence & The Machine. “I think it’s not a problem,” shrugs Harris. “In the club you want to hear a produced piece of music, you want to hear the bass, you want to hear it as good as it can sound. “I used to perform with a band putting all sorts of work into a live show and I can tell you that the reaction was worse than it is when I’m DJ’ing.”
Afterwards, Harris went absolutely nuts on his Twitter feed – @CalvinHarris. Check it out for the full rant, but here’s a sampling to get an idea. Harris says he is looking into suing BBC News for libel, which is no small threat given the very powerful libel laws in the UK.
Looking into taking action on @bbcnewsbeat for that libellous broadcast
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) November 20, 2012